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« Reply #300 on: May 24, 2006 07:51:48 AM »

Ok I am thoroughly frustrated.  I am on try number 3 (as in, this is the third time I've tried this sweater).  The first time I started with andean silk and got a sleeve and the shrug part done before realizing that was a bad yarn pick.  Then I picked mission falls 1824 superwash wool... and realized that the size I was knitting (a medium) was too big because the sleeves were baggy on me, and that was not the look I was going for.  So I started the small, and I finished both sleeves and cast on for the body.  I knit about 1.5" of the body before deciding to try it on, and it is not pretty.  The body seems to ride up in the front, and the neckline is way way too high.  I think that the biggest problem is that the flat part of the shrug is too short, by maybe an inch?  I was thinking of ripping the body out and trying to block the flat part of the shrug to stretch it out some.  I was then thinking that instead of picking up stitches 3.75" in from the armpit on the front, maybe I'd try 2.75"?  Or shorter or longer?  What does everyone think?  Can I block superwash wool?  Will this work?  Sad  I don't want to rip it out and resign myself to a tubey try number 4. 
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« Reply #301 on: May 26, 2006 11:31:05 AM »

YOu can definitely block superwash wool.  You may want to try blocking the sweater now, to see if that'll fix it.

If not, I'd do the modification you mentioned...play with the stitches you picked up.

Good luck!
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« Reply #302 on: May 31, 2006 12:44:08 AM »

my tubey is finished (and i mostly missed this KAL)

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« Reply #303 on: July 10, 2006 08:09:05 AM »

*Bump!*

Question for those who knit this in stockinette instead of ribbing (or for anyone who can help me): I'm to the point where I need to pick up stitches to form the body, but I'm not sure how many to pick up. Since the ribbing is supposed to be stretchy, if I'm doing the body in stockinette, should I pick up more stitches than the pattern calls for, or fewer?

Thanks!
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« Reply #304 on: July 10, 2006 08:18:24 AM »

There's no way I'm frogging, that's for definite

Hah, fickle me strikes again.  I'm currently wearing the boobholder I knocked up from my frogged body tube, and I have my winder all set up ready to destroy the hunchback shrug sleeves.  My heartbreak wasn't eternal after all(!).  Gimme another few weeks and I *might* feel brave enough to try Tubey again... Wink
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« Reply #305 on: July 10, 2006 12:41:38 PM »

pick up as many as are required from your swatch to go round your body. however, note that the ribbing meant that the tube stretched round the boobs and then hugs the belly underneath - something a plain stockinette wont do. you might have to work in decreases and/or darts to shape the tube to your body.
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« Reply #306 on: July 15, 2006 12:22:41 PM »

hello folks. i have been eyeing up this pattern for quite some time now... and i just started! i am using Patons Decor in a dark heathered grey i think i am going to keep it solid except for some intarsia on the sleeves... yep its gonna be pretty.. to get gauge i had to go down a needle size but i am ok with that..

anywho. hope to have some progress pics up soon.. any advice from anyone?

i am knitting the medium size. i would usually wear a large to extra large for most stuff... i hope i dont have issues with it being to big/too small...
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« Reply #307 on: July 17, 2006 02:11:46 PM »

im just going to keep talking to myself... 

i am knitting the arms flat and i am adding a peace sign on the sleeves in a pretty red color.. i love watchin the design appear. i thinki  am really going to love this sweater.. i have been thinking though. how hard would it be to make it zip up/button up.. and also have a hood? i think i would get alot more use out of it that way... oh and i think i am going to knit the body in stocking knit and do some lettering on the back of the sweater...

anyways... im pretty pumped about this. i hope it looks as pretty in real life as it does in my mind!
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« Reply #308 on: July 17, 2006 03:51:49 PM »

Wow, sounds like quite a few mods... but they sound very neat! I can't wait to see how yours turns out. I love seeing how different a pattern can turn out depending on the knitter.

I am going to make Tubey this fall, using cheap Red Heart yarn, mainly for a particular colorway I love. I have always adored this sweater!
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« Reply #309 on: July 17, 2006 03:53:19 PM »

yeah i am pretty excited  to see how this one turns out.. it has pretty good potential.. as  long as i dont lose motivation... but if that happens i will at least finish the shrug part and have a fun shrug to wear...
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